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DIY Upgraded Door Trim

Before we jump into the delights of upgraded door trim (which I'm beyond excited about), we need to take a walk down memory lane. You will remember we are slooowwwlllyy updating our downstairs Family Room into a fun-loving, kid-focused, Rustic Boho space. And you will remember the dilemma of a ...

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Rustic Boho Family Room Reveal

This post has been a long time coming, ya'll. As anyone with a large family can attest, trying to finish anything in one's house takes mighty acts of willpower, self discipline, and mom's authority to kick kids out of a room now and then. Gently, of course. Throw in a COVID-19 quarantine ...

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Four Steps for Styling Bookshelves

Do you remember Pottery Barn catalogs? When Fireman and I moved into our first little 900 sf home in the late '90s, I spent hours pouring over their glossy pages. I pined over the nubby textures and warm colors of the living rooms, the cozy quilted beds I longed to climb into, the dining ...

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6 Tips for Spring Cleaning with Kids

There's just something about the sun shining brightly and a warm breeze blowing that makes us want to deep clean our homes, to make them feel shiny and new again. Tired rugs, dusty baseboards, smudged windows, and dingy upholstery cry for attention all winter long. This last weekend, our ...

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A Bench for the Dining Room

Happy April, friends ~ Like many of you with extra home time during the COVID-19 pandemic, our family is embracing the opportunity to tackle projects large and small around the house. Perfect for me because I absolutely love house projects; not so perfect for my long-suffering family. I've ...

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Home Ideas during Downtime

This morning I am sipping my coffee in a still-quiet house, knowing in one hour kids will rise and plans for the day will unfold as we face another Tuesday of uncertainty and unfamiliar territory. Hearty breakfasts are beautiful soul therapy, by the way. We are making history, you and I. ...

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This Isn’t What I Pictured

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill..." One of the things we learn early in life is things don't always turn out the way we plan. As a young girl, I received a beautiful, two-foot-high blonde "walking" doll for my birthday. The box ...

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A Blue Master Vanity

Sometimes the reason we procrastinate when it comes to home design is our inability to make a decision. This was certainly the case with our Master Bath Vanity. (I'll admit, though: 10 years is far too long for decision debt.) **This post contains affiliate links; however, all recommendations ...

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Decorating Dilemma 101: Start with Art

In my last post, you learned my secret for launching a new room design often begins with an area rug (Where Do I Start?). I explained how beginning the decorating process with a rug is like discovering a secret set of instructions which guides all other decisions for a space: furniture, curtain ...

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